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Poster: Jacky Hughes Date: Jul 31, 2011 1:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Back on track: an un-scientific straw poll

"Hear the lonesome whistle,
See the smoke from the stack,
I just love the rhythm of the clickety clack,
Take me right back to the track, Jack"


Give me your views: which period do you prefer, GD / JGB / LOM, whatever, it doesn't matter which:


1966 to 1969 - Primal scream, erm I mean Dead

1970 to 1971 - Turn and face the strange ch, ch, changes

1972 to 1975 - Wall-of-sound and LOM

1976 to 1978 - Relax Max zzzzzzzz

1979 to 1982 - Crikey, one of the Doobie Brothers showed up and is playing milk bottles filled with water

1983 to 1985 - Kermit the frog featured on vocals

1985 to 1995 - Good grief, oh no


No doubt about it for me: 1970 to 1971 just for the two best studio albums ever.

1979 to 1982 has to be my close second: an infusion of energy, JGB and Reconstruction.

This post was modified by Jacky Hughes on 2011-07-31 20:28:44

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Poster: piles70 Date: Aug 1, 2011 9:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Back on track: an un-scientific straw poll

I'm definitely in the '70-'71 camp. The acoustic sets, the New Riders, Pigpen still singing the blues(2/8/70 Smokestack), the Dead just destroyed it these years.
And for the Jerry solo stuff I'm all over LOM and the JGB'75. All the horns, funk and jazz one needs in a balanced musical diet. Nicky Hopkins tears it up on Pig's Boogie and Edward.

But really, if I could only have the GD and JGB '67 through '75 I would be happy.

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Poster: Jacky Hughes Date: Aug 1, 2011 10:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Back on track: an un-scientific straw poll

With you on the New Riders and the acoustic sets.
Good point.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jul 31, 2011 1:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Back on track: an un-scientific straw poll

Your fooling no one Koch...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 31, 2011 1:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Back on track: an un-scientific straw poll

Cliff - Jacky H. is not Kochman. Even a casual reading of his posts should tell you that. He might be abrasive and opinionated sometimes (which of us isn't?) but he's not Kochman and he's not a troll.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jul 31, 2011 1:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Back on track: an un-scientific straw poll

You couldnt be more wrong, rob

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 31, 2011 1:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Back on track: an un-scientific straw poll

ok, Cliff - tell me why I'm wrong.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 31, 2011 2:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Back on track: an un-scientific straw poll

http://www.archive.org/post/356205/oh-feel-that-hidden-feminine-polarity-feel-it-and-embrace-it-this-is-true

All this example, where JH and I went toe to toe at great and amusing length, does is convince me that I'm right about his non-Kochman status. Sorry, D - we'll just have to differ on this one.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Aug 1, 2011 10:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Back on track: an un-scientific straw poll

Guess I'd have to agree: edit : post removed due to insufficient evidence. My bad.


This post was modified by unclejohn52 on 2011-08-01 17:49:17

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 1, 2011 10:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Back on track: an un-scientific straw poll

I take it all back...my bad.

This post was modified by William Tell on 2011-08-01 17:44:05

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jul 31, 2011 3:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Back on track: an un-scientific straw poll

If by some miracle JH isn't Kochman, then he's still enough of a douchebag to deserve that moniker anyway.

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Poster: Jacky Hughes Date: Jul 31, 2011 1:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Back on track: an un-scientific straw poll

Whatever !

Oh and by the way it's "you're" not "your".
The same bad grammar as kochman, I notice.

This post was modified by Jacky Hughes on 2011-07-31 20:31:13

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 31, 2011 1:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Back on track: an un-scientific straw poll

I can't really separate 68-69 from 70-71 and 72-75 would come a close second to those two. I never venture into the 80s these days - I've tried in the past, I really have - even though all bar two of the shows I saw were in the 80s I just can't find much love for that era.

One thing though, there are some very nice shows from 66 and 67 - how come you cut those primal years off?

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Poster: Jacky Hughes Date: Jul 31, 2011 1:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Back on track: an un-scientific straw poll

That would be purely down to my ignorance of that period Rob.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 31, 2011 1:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Back on track: an un-scientific straw poll

Try this one, Jacky.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1966-07-16.sbd.miller.89555.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: Jacky Hughes Date: Aug 1, 2011 9:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Back on track: an un-scientific straw poll

Thanks for the recommendation Rob. I'm streaming it now.

It's very fine Miller transfer, but just a little too primal for my tastes.
That surely is a nasty organ tone that Pigpen is using.

I like the Viola Blues though.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jul 31, 2011 2:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Back on track: an un-scientific straw poll

what rob said...but I pretty much like the entire 30 year run